Pure Hoppiness | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. We’ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge “hop bite.” Once you’ve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU

Added by xlperro on 12-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#429
Reviews:
947
Ratings:
3,726
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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1,177
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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not sure how fresh this is, as it was on the discount shelf. Pours a clear amber honey with a thick white head that recedes to a thin cap and leaves great lacing. Aroma is orange rind and pine. Flavor is sweet citrusy fruits followed by a bitter pine with some caramel malts in the mix. Feel is a bit heavy but overall a very nice brew. I'd like to try this fresh and/or on tap.

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Photo of dafla67
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours golden. The smell is citrusy and hops. The taste is how it smells. The feel is crisp and clean. Doesn't feel like 8%. Very refreshing beer.

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcbroome
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolegario
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a deep gold leaning toward orange rather than amber. Aroma hits you with exactly what the name told you to expect. Hops hops and more hops. Lota of pine and citrus scents with an inderlyings carmelly malt. The taste is very deep pine with orange rind bitterness. The hop lovers dream beer.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of addiwilliams
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is an off golden hue. A consistent aroma blend of clean pine resin, pineapple, and cracked black pepper. Bread notes and white grape-like fruitiness also appear. Flavors start as intense dank pine and continues into the aftertaste where it is accompanied by breadier ones, which keeps the bitterness in check with a moderate alcoholic warmth. Continued sips taste of tropical mango juice before more pine again. Medium bodied.

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Photo of grapeshops
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nitty703
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregaroo
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/2/18 - ....and yes it is - Pure Hoppiness. On tap at TRIA Taproom in Philly. Served in their standard talk stemmed teku glass. Pours a clear copper orange with slight white head that dissipates, yet returns with a quick swirl. Hoppy? Yes. Not overwhelming, though. Need a side-by-side with Hoppy Birthday to determine my favorite. May get a crowler for the road.

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Photo of eppie82
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft. Exactly what I think of when I think of a west coast IPA: clear, dark amber appearance. Pine, resin, earthy taste with a sticky full mouthfeel.

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Photo of zbelair
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pirateclem
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tastes like liquid pine tree. Now, if you are not into those types of hop's then this is not the beer for you. However; if like me you enjoy the bitterness and pine forward, citrusy, lite sweetness as a mix up to the regular citrus forward IPA's then this is a VERY good representation of this style. This paired excellently with Skyline Cincinnati style chilli, hotdog, cheese slices and some mixed nuts while playing a card game.

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Photo of MikePacheco12
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mike22ne
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap.

As promised, lots of hops in aroma and taste. Great big citrus oil, pine resin, pithy rind flavors. Medium body with a strong bitterness. The bite is a little harsh compared to some modern IPAs, but this is classic west coast style.

Overall excellent! Glad that GF distributed it here (and I hear they will still be in CT after the recently announced reduction).

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice pour. A deep golden orange hue, bubble white foam and decent lace.

Great tropical nose, getting pineapple and mango. Super smooth, getting some finishing maltiness that strengthens as it warms.

Much more citrus in the flavors. Good hop/citrus balance, with notes of tangerine and grapefruit ringing true. Finishes bitter.

Good body. Slightly sticky, with low carb and a smooth finish.

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Photo of hughesm12
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korymiller
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 3,726 ratings